The annual SORC Winter lottery for advertising services takes place in December and January.
The Winter lottery encompasses the reservation period of January 18 through May 4, 2015. The lottery is not a one-day process but a series of staggered deadlines and appointments to help you reserve everything you need in a structured, know-when-to-be-there format that minimizes the amount of waiting and allows you to do as much as possible from the convenience of your computer.
NOW THROUGH JANUARY 8 Online lottery applications are open. The deadline is January 8 at 10:00 p.m.
Apply for Diag board lottery
Apply for Diag banner pole lottery
Apply for Table Tent lottery
Apply for Michigan Union banner lottery
NOW - FIRST COME FIRST SERVE Online reservation requests for Bus Signs, Glass Showcases and Digital Ads are open. There is no deadline to reserve these spaces, per se, but there is a limited number of spaces. When they're full, they're full.
Request Bus Sign space for Fall period
Request Bus Sign space for Winter period
Request Digital Ad space
Request Glass Showcase space
Thursday, January 8 Online lottery applications close, 10:00 p.m.; random drawing conducted for appointments on January 12.
Monday, January 12 In-person reservations for Diag banner poles, 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. (by appointment).
Monday, January 12 In-person reservations for Diag boards, 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. (by appointment).
January 12 through 15 In-person and electronic reservations for first-round winners of Table Tents and Michigan Union banner (no appointment needed).
January 15 Payment due for spaces reserved during lottery appointments. First deadline for Table Tent winners.
January 16 In-person reservations for Diag boards and banners continue until spaces are filled (no appointment needed).
January 16 Table tent and Michigan Union banner reservations continue until spaces are filled (winners listed on website; can reserve space and complete contract in person or via email).